Rules for EurovisionSongContest drinking game:
* When the scores start to come in, someone has to call out which country they think will get 12 points from the current one; if correct, everyone including the caller takes a shot.
* Should you wish to get the drinking started during the songs themselves, we have devised a foolproof selection for you to try.
** Drink whenever there is a key/tempo change
** Drink whenever there is a use of pyrotechnics/wind machine
** Drink whenever there is someone on stage of questionable gender.
Alternate rules from Finnish magazine City:
* Whenever a song contains more than one language, take a sip.
** If one of those languages is pronounced badly by the singer, take another sip for every badly pronounced language.
* Whenever a song is about world peace or friendship that unites nations, take a sip. (f.ex. Israel's ''There Must Be Another Way'' from 2009, Georgia's ''Peace Will Come'' from 2008.)
* If the song panders to the gay audience, take a sip.
** If the song could end up in a drag queen's performance repertoire, take another sip. (Sweden's ''Invincible'' from 2006.)
* If the song is a joke or a "protest", take a sip.
** If you're not sure, take a sip anyway.
* If the song is a copy of last year's winning song, take a sip.
** If the song resembles ABBA, take an additional sip.
* If the song's title does not have actual words in it, take a sip. (Sweden's ''Diggi-loo, Diggi-ley'' from 1984, the Netherlands' ''Ding dinge dong'' from 1975.)
* If the performer changes outfits during the performance, take a sip. (Things like tearing away part of a dress or growing wings like Lordi in 2006 count.)
* If the last chorus goes up a key, take a sip.
* If the performer has a mustache or manly stubble, take a sip.
** Take an additional sip if said performer is a woman.
* If the dancers are in national costume, take a sip.
** If the performance resembles a tourism ad, take an additional sip. (Moldova's ''"Hora Din Moldova'' from 2009.)
* If the song contains an "ethnic" instrument, take a sip. Accordion and pan flute count as ethnic instruments.
* If the performance contains excessive amounts of wind machine use, take a sip. (Sweden's ''Invincible'' and Albania's ''Zemren E Lame Peng'' from 2006, Azerbaijan's ''Always'' and Croatia's ''Lijepa Tena'' from 2009.)
* If the female singer's eyebrows are noticeably darker than her hair, take a sip.
* If the singer has whitened teeth, take a sip.
* Whenever the hosts have changed outfits between performances, take a sip.
* If Ireland performs a ballad, take a sip.
* If Malta performs a power ballad, take a sip. (''The One That I Love'' from 1998, ''Angel'' from 2005, ''What If We'' from 2009.)
* If a song from a country that was formerly part of Yugoslavia is melancholy, take a sip.
* If a song from a country in the Balkans contains the word "Balkan", take a sip. (Macedonia's ''Mojot Svet'' from 2007, Romania's ''The Balkan Girls'' from 2009, Serbia's ''Ovo Je Balkan'' from 2010.)
* If a Greek male performer or dancer shows off large amounts of pectoral muscle, take a sip. (''Shake It'' from 2004, ''My Number One'' from 2005, ''This Is Our Night'' from 2009, ''Opa!'' from 2010...)
** If said Greek performer or dancer has massive chest hair, take another sip.
* If a country gives another country 12 points for geographical or political reasons, take a sip.